Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Alpine Strawberries.. the sweetest strawberry ever!

There's nothing like the taste of wild strawberries! They are so much sweeter and delicious than regular garden strawberries- there's no comparison. We're growing Alpine Mignonette wild strawberries from Renee's seeds and have plants to offer now. They are hardened off and ready to plant. Last year we planted some of these in planters outside, and we got lot of delicious berries in the first year. They were SO good... They don't send out runners like the big strawberries, but the clump gets bigger fairly quickly. You can plant them about 10"-12" apart in the ground or in containers.
from Renee's garden website
Information from Renee's Garden website: Alpines can grow in full sun, although in very hot weather areas
(Colorado), they will also thrive in half day sun or an area of dappled shade. Like other berries, they love a rich, fertile, and above all, well drained soil. Alpines need little special care beyond consistent moisture and occasional feeding. Mulching the plants to tuck them in and keep roots moist is a good strategy unless snails or slugs are a menace in your garden.
They will produce fruit the first year in the garden.
For more information visithttp://www.reneesgarden.com/articles/strawberries.html